Zappa Plays Zappa Tribute Show at Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown on July 19 (Up to 51% Off)

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Accomplished guitarist Dweezil Zappa salutes his father during a tribute concert at a historic former movie palace

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Promotional value expires Jul 19, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 6 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting 7/19 for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at The Mayo Center for the Performing Arts. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which Groupon will provide to facilitate redemption of voucher. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together.Discount reflects Mayo Performing Arts Center's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Music can soothe one’s fiery temper, propel a rousing dance, or distract a roommate long enough so you can sell his television at a pawnshop. Experience the stunning power of sound with this GrouponLive deal to see Zappa Plays Zappa at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown on Thursday, July 19, at 8 p.m. Choose between the following seating options:

  • For $24, you get one ticket for Section A seating (in red) (a $59 value).
  • For $29, you get one ticket for Section A seating (in red) (a $59 value).

Though he's a dizzyingly accomplished guitarist in his own right, Dweezil Zappa takes an almost self-effacing approach to carrying on the family name. In Zappa Plays Zappa, a concert of his famous father's songs, he aims to present a show that's "like taking a tour of the world’s greatest museum where the curator takes you on your guided tour, but he never stands in front of the paintings while you’re trying to take a picture," as he told Vintage Rock.

To get there, he spent more than three years poring over Frank’s technical compositions before forming Zappa Plays Zappa to recreate them. With a Zappa Family Trust archivist, his brother Ahmet, and four other players selected after a series of sack races, Dweezil set out on his first tour. His thick, curly hair, rakish stubble, and guitar-playing skills mirror his father’s as he tears through Frank’s hits, selected from albums that range from his 1966 debut, Freak Out!, to his Grammy-nominated release Jazz From Hell. Built in 1937 as a movie palace, the theater retains its old-fashioned charm as audiences applaud, head-bob, and beatbox along to performances in modern comfort.

Mayo Performing Arts Center

The Mayo Performing Arts Center straddles time. While one foot is planted in the old-fashioned charm of the 1930s movie-palace golden age, the other is firmly in the tech-savvy modern day. Between is a stretch of history that saw the theater fall into disrepair and then resurrect itself to its star-studded heyday thanks to volunteers. Since its 1994 rebirth, the center has welcomed everyone from the Kirov Orchestra of St. Petersburg to Ringo Starr and Aretha Franklin. But, if the Mayo Center were a tripod, its third foot would certainly reach toward the future—a suite of education studios is on site to cultivate the next generation of performers.

Customer Reviews

was great fun .worth it.
Manju S. · February 8, 2017
Fun show for kids. Great interaction with the crowd!
Samantha L. · October 30, 2016
What an amazing performance. They were spot on and so much fun.
Catherine S. · August 4, 2016
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    Mayo Performing Arts Center

    100 South St.

    Morristown, NJ 07960

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